Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Ideye, Osaze get Eagles recall

Strikers Osaze Odemwingie
and Brown Ideye will be
recalled by Nigeria as they
gun for a win in next
month’s AFCON qualifier in
Liberia. has again
scooped that Osaze and
Ideye, who were both not
considered for Nigeria
qualifiers in June, will on
Thursday be named among
the Europe-based stars for
the 2013 Nations Cup clash
on September 8 in Monrovia.
A top team official said:
“Keshi wants more fire
power and so the recall of
both Osaze and Brown
Osaze got off to a flying start
with a penalty goal for his
English club West Bromwich
Albion against Liverpool at
the weekend, while Ideye
has been in fine form in
front of goal for his
Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev
both in the UEFA Champions
League and the league.
Other foreign-based pros for
the Liberia clash are Mikel
Obi, Elderson Echiejile,
Vincent Enyeama, Victor
Moses, Ahmed Musa, Austin
Ejide, Ike Uche, Obiora
Nwankwo, Efe Ambrose and
skipper Joseph Yobo. has already
revealed that Chelsea
midfielder Mikel is staging a
return to the national team
even though coach Stephen
Keshi still has reservations
about how the player will
cope on the artificial pitch in
Yobo, who was sidelined by
injury for the team’s June
qualifiers, will return to lead
the team to battle after he
has sorted out his club
future by joining Turkish
giants Fenerbahce on a
permanent deal from EPL
side Everton.
“With his transfer issues
sorted out now, Joseph Yobo
is expected to return. And
being that the team is
playing away, the thinking of
the coach is to bring in
players that would add bite
to the team up front,” stated
a top Nigeria Football
Federation (NFF) official.
The foreign pros will in the
week leading to the match
join up with players from the
Nigeria Premier League, who
resumed training on Monday
in Abuja.

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